Pens Initiative Grades The Pens Free Agency (So Far)

As the Pens are in the midst of day 3 of Free Agency, we at Pens Initiative think it's time to take a look back and assess what has happened so far.We know this off-season has brought about a new GM in Jim Rutherford and a new coach in Mike Johnston.  They also went through the draft and acquired some offensive talent there.  They traded away a fan favorite in James Neal for...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agency Thoughts Part I: Penguins Succeed in Adding Cheap Depth

By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) The start of free agency was busy for all Penguins, both old and new. The Pens so far have added five players, retained two, and waved goodbye to eight others with some eye-opening and jaw-dropping contracts. Here are some thoughts on the additions and re-signings. Part II will be a look at the departures. Free Agent Signings Christian Ehrhoff from...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Re-Ups German Goc by   Colin Fitts

After acquiring Marcel Goc prior to the trade deadline last season, it appears the Pittsburgh Penguins want to keep him. Pittsburgh has re-signed Goc to a 1-year, $1.2 million contract. Goc, 30, played in 21 games in Pittsburgh — regular season and playoffs — amassing just 3 assists. The depth center gives Pittsburgh a safety net when Sidney Crosby and [...]
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Top three free agent targets

The Pittsburgh Penguins are going to be losing a ton of players via free agency this year and that will leave a ton of holes in this lineup. They may sign a few to keep that are irreplaceable but they can replace a lot of the players via free agency. Who are the top three free agent targets for the Penguins? Let’s see. Raymond was productive in Vancouver before his move to Toronto...
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Key Observations Heading Into Game 2 Between the Penguins and Rangers

By: Casey Johnston (@PensNationCasey) Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals was a back-and-forth game in which both teams spent considerable amounts of time controlling the play.  The Rangers, however, controlled the beginning when they jumped out to a 2-0 lead and the end when they scored the game-clinching goal in overtime.  The Penguins had their moments as well such...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Before the CBJ puck drops: Pittsburgh, Game 5

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS GAME FIVE (2) PITTSBURGH PENGUINS v. (7) COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS SERIES TIED, 2-2   We're back to square one, so to speak. After the first four games of the series were literally split down the middle -- four 4-3 games with each team winning a home game and an away game -- the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Pittsburgh Penguins...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcel Goc Could Be Back For Game Five

#Pens center Marcel Goc said he "feels good" and it's the coaches' decision whether or not he returns to the lineup for Game 5. — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) April 25, 2014
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins' Marcel Goc out 3 weeks

The NHL has announced that the Pittsburgh Penguins forward, Marcel Goc will be out for three weeks with a foot injury.Micahel Miller-Wikimedia CommonsGoc suffered the injury on Thursday night when the Penguins played the Los Angeles Kings. His foot went awkwardly into the boards when he got knocked down. The bad news is Goc will be out for three weeks. However, the good news is...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 73 – Kings 3 Pens 2

Kings 3  Pens 2 By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Pyatt stunned himself with that goal. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) Goals Kunitz (33) from Megna, Crosby Pyatt (4) from Gibbons, Goc Stats Shots: Niskanen (7) Missed Shots: Niskanen (3) Blocked Shots: Bortuzzo, Neal (2) Hits: Bortuzzo, Glass, Kunitz, Orpik (5) Ice Time: Crosby (25:48) … Adams (8:07) Faceoffs: Goc (6/8) … Crosby...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Feature Friday: Marcel Goc

By: Melissa Esing (Off_thePost) Throughout the 2013-2014 NHL season, I’ll be posting player features each Friday. This week, we’re going to take a look at Marcel Goc.    Photo Credit: Michael Miller     Experience and depth is what Ray Shero was looking for as the March 5 NHL Trade Deadline approached, and he was able to find those assets within two-way forward, Marcel Goc...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcel Goc's ankle injury

Marcel Goc's ankle isn't supposed to bend like that. Ouch! Goc was helped off of the ice. To quote @ChrisWasselTHW the @InjuryNinja never sleeps.
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick Cap: Pens slide continues with 3-2 loss to Kings

The Penguins surrended the first two goals, then came back, only to lose 3-2 on a third period goal by Drew Doughty. It really wasn’t a well played game, although it had some good spurts. The story of the game was this:   The Kings took seven penatlies, and the Penguins could get anything home on the powerplay. Meanwhile, the Kings went 1 for 3 on the powerplay. The other story...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Marcel Goc Leaves the Game With A Scary Looking Ankle Injury

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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcel Goc really hurt

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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Marcel Goc’s Ankle Fought The Boards And The Boards Won

Marcel Goc had a gut-wrenching injury on Thursday night. Let's just say his ankle fought the boards and the boards won.
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcel Goc got really hurt

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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcel Goc’s Ankle Is In A Very Gruesome Position

Marcel Goc's ankle has definitely seen better days. Goc got twisted into this brutal position during the Penguins-Kings game on Thursday night.
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Rumor: More changes in front office

It was just a couple of weeks ago, that the Panthers made changes at the top of the organization, with the departure of then club president Michael Yormark, to take on a position at Roc Nation, and now changes are happening in the hockey operations department.Assistant general manager Mike Santos, who's contract would have expired at the end of the season, has been terminated...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 72 – Coyotes 3 Pens 2

Coyotes 3  Pens 2 By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Jokinen (18) (PP) from Neal, Crosby Pyatt (3) from Scuderi, Despres Stats Shots: Neal (6) Missed Shots: Maatta (2) Blocked Shots: Gibbons, Maatta (3) Hits: Bortuzzo (6) Ice Time: Crosby (23:23) … Glass (7:35) Faceoffs: Goc (14/20) … Crosby (12/26) Guys, how do we celebrate a goal? (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Quick...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 66: Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh Penguins (44-17-4) @ Philadelphia Flyers (33-25-7) ROOT, NHLN-US, CSN-PH - 1:00 pm/et  Wells Fargo Center - Philadelphia, PA The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers meet in the first game of a home-and-home as the Penguins visit Philadelphia. The Flyers currently hold the second wild card spot in the East, barely. They're tied...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Say yes to cheese fries

By Annie Shean (@JustPuckIt) Sorry for the delayed post, unfortunately I  have been fighting off a black plague cold. But better late than never eh? BREAKING NEWS: Shero added an  almighty power to the first line and he/she/it already landed their first assist. Oh wait Scratch that. Potash just forgot about autocorrect. Man, I really thought Shero had pulled off the biggest under...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 62 – Penguins @ Sharks

Sharks 5  Pens 3 By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Maatta (8) from Glass, Goc Kunitz (29) (PP) from Malkin Maatta (9) (PP) from Sutter, Jokinen Maybe not the best technique, but useful. (Don Smith/Getty Images) Stats Shots: Maatta (4) Missed Shots: Crosby (3) Blocked Shots: Glass (4) Hits: Despres, Goc, Niskanen (2) Ice Time: Niskanen (25:16) … Bortuzzo (4:20) Faceoffs...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Upcoming Salary Cap Situation by @ExcitedBobErrey

With all the hype and buildup surrounding the Pittsburgh Penguins at the trade deadline, mostly surrounding Ryan Kesler, it's understandable to feel a bit let down at first once the dust settled. Going into the day dreaming of a player like Kesler, Matt Moulson, or Alex Hemsky finding their way to Pittsburgh, it certainly seemed that much of the fanbase was anticipating Ray Shero...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

trade deadline recap (with kittens)

The Penguins acquired (wait for it) (as if you don't already know) Lee Stempniak and Marcel Goc. Stempniak in Calgary the last few seasons:   Obviously Calgary is trash, but what stands out to us is his relatively high amount of ice time over the last few seasons.  If he can be counted on to play reliably on regular shifts, we're down.  Ignore his +/-...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 62 Preview – Three Observations Heading Into the Penguins and Sharks Game

By: Casey Johnston (@CaseyR82) Defense Gets Act Together After giving up 10 non-regulation goals in their last two games, the Penguins went into Nashville and played a sound defensive game, allowing only 16 even strength shots against Marc-Andre Fleury, allowing one goal, and killing all four of Nashville’s power play chances.  With the injuries to Paul Martin and Kris Letang...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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